Notice to Pilots
Although there are Grands Prix at Silverstone Circuit 31st July through 2nd August and 7th through 9th August we are operating normally. There is no special joining and landing information and no need to book slots (although PPR is required as usual). Please be aware that RA(T)s exist around both sites - see download below.
The government has issued new guidelines for General Aviation: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-recreational-general-aviation/coronavirus-covid-19-recreational-general-aviation
Turweston Aerodrome is therefore open for flying under the conditions given below.
Update: from Tuesday 14th July 2020 it is mandatory to wear a face covering (except where medically exempt) while in the Tower building.
Since 23rd March 2020 (the start of ‘lockdown’) Turweston Flight Centre Ltd has been rigorously following government and CAA guidelines for businesses and individuals. We will continue to do so throughout the lockdown exit.
Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our staff and customers. We are doing all we can to reduce the risk of infection with the Covid 19 virus. Please help us by complying with all instructions and requests from our Company and staff.
We are very keen to welcome everyone back and ask that you bear with us as we all adjust to a new way of working.
Flights of home-based and visiting aircraft are permitted under the government and CAA guidelines.
We will do our best to provide a full service including moving aircraft, refuelling and radio cover where it is safe and practical to do so.
Pilots wishing to fly hangared aircraft: Please give as much notice as you can. Let us know whether and how much fuel is required. Tell us when you plan to return so we can put your aircraft away.
Fuel and landing fee payments: We would like everyone to call us before arrival with card details: 01280 705400 ext. 1. If we are busy please leave a secure voice message with the necessary information. Please include your telephone number. We will charge your card after services have been provided. If a receipt is required please tell us at the time of booking. Card details are destroyed once payment is received. We are not accepting cash.
Flight Deck Cafe
The Cafe is open for seated dining. Please call to reserve a table. For full information please visit the Cafe page.
The toilets on the ground floor of Turweston Tower are open for use. Maintain social distance and please wash your hands thoroughly.
Welcome back - we look forward to seeing you!
Located next to the lake, the Tower houses The Flight Deck Café (first floor, reservations recommended), Turweston Flight Centre offices (second floor) and control tower (top floor).
The café level has an outdoor terrace offering a viewing area over the runway. You can feast your eyes on our menu here.
Turweston Flight Centre Ltd manages the aerodrome. Airside activities are managed by Chris Brown, who is ably assisted by Gary Loveday, Chris Castleton, Ricky Delve and Phillip Hayward.
Also beside the lake, in Building 10, are the Light Aircraft Association Headquarters, Turweston Flying Club, LX avionics and The Midland Aeroplane Company.
The other buildings are occupied by Akki Aviation Services, AS Aerospace, Mick Allen Aircraft Resprays and Turweston Helicopters. See our Partners page for contact details.
3.5 nm away to the north east is Silverstone Circuit - home of British Motor Racing.
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